Rajat read Medicine at Oxford University and spent parts of his training on scholarships at Harvard University and the Mayo Clinic, USA. He graduated with several prizes including the Bristol Myers Squibb Prize in Cardiology and the Radcliffe Infirmary Prize in Surgery. After completing basic surgical training and becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, he pursued a career in Radiology and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. He completed a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London and an Honorary Fellowship at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford before being appointed Consultant at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital.
Rajat has specialist expertise in all areas of diagnostic imaging and image-guided treatments relating to orthopaedics, spine, sports, rheumatology, sarcoma, bone infection, and trauma. Rajat has a particular interest in sporting injuries and works collaboratively with celebrated opinion-leading clinicians to deliver first-class bespoke care to all his patients, including elite athletes, professional footballers, cricketers, tennis players, and high-profile individuals. Rajat has been awarded clinical excellence awards by Oxford University Hospitals in successive years for his clinical excellence and care.
Rajat is Lecturer in Medicine and is Director of the Anatomy program at Queen’s. He also regularly sits on the undergraduate interview admissions panel for Medicine. Rajat is Radiology Lead for the postgraduate MSc. in Musculoskeletal Sciences at Oxford University. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and supervises MSc. students on the course. In addition, he supervises and trains postgraduate doctors on the Oxford Radiology Training Programme and pre-consultant fellows in musculoskeletal radiology.
Rajat has previously been awarded research scholarships by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Radiological Society of North America. He is Expert Advisor to the NICE Guidelines Committee for Osteoarthritis and was appointed to the Professional Support and Standards Board at The Royal College of Radiologists. Rajat was awarded Lifetime Fellowship of the British Institute of Radiology and was selected to the represent the UK on the World Health Organisation Classification of Tumours Radiology Advisory Board. Rajat has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals and is an invited lecturer at international conferences. He is author of several books including Radiology at a Glance and has contributed to the 4th edition of Gray’s Anatomy for Students. He was subsequently appointed to Advisory Editor of the journal, Clinical Radiology.
Rajat’s research interest is focussed on imaging and tissue pathology for soft tissue joint disease. He is the Principal Investigator in the FREECAP Study (Understanding Inflammatory Fibrosis in Early Adhesive Capsulitis) at the University of Oxford (https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/research/research-groups/soft-tissue-joint-disease-dakin-group/clinical-studies/freecap).